Hollywood film producer Elie Samaha, currently on a visit to his roots in Lebanon with Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., is toying with the idea of a new movie to unleash Beirut’s latest sensation Haifa Wehbe towards international stardom, An Nahar’s weekly supplement Al Dalil reported on Friday. “She is very cute,” Samaha said of Haifa with whom he has lately been nightclubbing in Beirut along with Gooding Jr. and Lebanese singer Wael Kfouri, who hails from Samaha’s hometown of Zahleh.
Al Dalil said Samaha confirmed that he is planning to introduce Kfouri in a movie in which Antonio Banderas stars. “But Kfouri is not going to be the only lucky one… Haifa may well steal the limelight.” Sylvester Stallone was scheduled to come to Beirut with Samaha but had to make a last-minute change of plan for family reasons, Al Dalil said. (Naharnet)